Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

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This is the big one. It’s been a while coming but here we are. The Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up arrives at arguably the most iconic Batman movie of them all, Chris Nolan’s epic The Dark Knight. Batfan Jon Seymour once again joins ever present hosts Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine and myself, RJ Bayley, for a very long, very nerdy, very passionate chat about the second installment of the Dark Knight Trilogy. We cover the what was, what is, what may be and what might have been of this truly seminal superhero saga. This is fully indulgent Bat fandom, so tuck in.

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You know the drill ladies and gentleman, you wait impossibly long for another Master Bates Motel podcast and eventually one turns up where we talk a load of nonsense around the subject. We’ll try to be quicker with the next we promise. We’ve just had an awful lot on. SOZZA.

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If you’ve read my last couple of reviews (Virginia Obscura for Popcorn Horror and Memory Lane for Haddonfield Horror) you’d be forgiven for thinking it is my personal mission to give a generous kicking to every micro-budgeted piece of horror fiction flung my way for review.

Not so for this latest piece, the newest chapbook from This is Horror, Stephen Graham Jones‘ The Elvis Room. You’ll be able to find out what I thought about it in a forthcoming review for Popcorn Horror, but for now here’s the PR from This Is Horror.

Think of it as penance for my recent acts of critical savagery.

[I’ve removed someone else’s praise from it, because frankly, its my gaff you should be coming to for all your horror criticism needs.]

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Deadly Ground* is a short film noir thriller, set in modern day Scotland.

Rick (Jamie Forrest) and Eve (Jamie Melrose) are a young couple of thieves, skilled at stealing money from white collar criminals and living on the run. They’re hired by Mack (David West); an underground journalist to steal incriminating documents from a slimy businessman; Sinclair (Mark Wood). In doing so, they attract the attention of the mysterious Murnau (Nick Cheales).

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What on earth lead to Batman striking this pose exactly?

The world’s greatest prank.

This is Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine’s and my podcast on the 1997 disaster that we all were sadly affected by. A lot of good brain cells died watching the film that brought you this podcast.

If you support the men giving their time to secure you this podcast please consider giving them a 5 star review on iTunes or buying something through their Amazon links. If not, how about a good review on Stitcher?

In this episode we look at which elements of theses neon hell don’t follow logic, and which just defy comprehension. We look at Poison Ivy’s plant-hybrid life and compare it to our theories on Superman in a previous podcast, the baffling lack of sense when it comes to ‘ice’ puns, Alfred’s complete dismissal of  Batman’s life, the fact that mirrors now apparently reflect all temperatures,  the idea that George Clooney plays Batman as a kind simpleton, Robin’s petulance and the massive issue of Batgirl’s weight.

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A chronicle of the late, great Brazilian F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna, the film follows his life and career from childhood days to his infamous fatal crash at San Marino in 1994. The first element is that you needn’t be a fan of the man’s work or the sport in general to thoroughly enjoy this film. It is about the man, the racing driver and not the sport of Formula 1. (more…)

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Niall Heseltine and RJ Bayley return(s) for their blistering look at Batman ReturnsThis is probably the most impassioned podcast you’ll hear in the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up podcast – from RJ Bayley at least.
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This article was originally published on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 in Culture Bomb ~

By Robert Bayley

It’s something amusing itself, that the biggest comedy festival in the world began on the fringe of the world’s biggest arts festival.

But it’s a long time since those unwelcomed but enterprising performers set up their own festival at the edges of the still simultaneously running Edinburgh International Festival. Since then it’s ballooned into a citywide month of fun and chaos run by many different companies, small and massive (a fact which Stewart Lee decries, despite still finding it in himself to play the Assembly Rooms, one of the biggest venues there is) vying for your attention.

After virtually unstoppable growth however, the recession’s finally hit over half a decade late. As Richard Herring himself put it “everyone is having a hard time”.

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Such a sudden increase in quality from Superman IV: The Quest for Piss has literally given regular hosts Niall and I whiplash. To help us deal with this debilitating injury we’ve drafted in the Film Corps’ Scott Forrest to take up our slack.
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This article was originally published on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 in Culture Bomb ~

If you want to save yourself some time, don’t read any further, just go out and buy this game. If you don’t have a console that can run it, this is all the reason you need to go and get one.

If you’ve been living in a bunker for the last year you might not be up to speed with the situation. 73 years ago, Batman, the world’s greatest detective was unleashed upon the world in Detective Comics and since then the Dark Knight has been adapted into every type of media imaginable. (more…)